Southern Chiefs of Manitoba

Mission Statement

We, the Chiefs of the Southern First Nations of Manitoba, hereby agree to establish an independent political forum to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nations peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

Objectives

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization was established in March of 1999:

1.1 to assist members First Nations in the advancement and achievement of their goals as mandated by the Chiefs meeting in Summit;

1.2 to provide a common front for initiatives mandated by the Chiefs meeting in Summit;

1.3 to promote and assist member First Nations in providing good government for their First Nations;

1.4 to assist member First Nations in promoting and defending Treaty and Aboriginal rights as mandated by the Chiefs in Summit;

1.5 to assist member First Nations in holding the Crown, and holding the Federal and Provincial governments responsible for the fulfillment of their fiduciary duties and other responsibilities and obligations.

Read more by downloading our SCO Constitution and Accord

Member First Nations of Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Berens River

Chief Norman McKay

Birdtail Sioux

Chief Ken Chalmers

Black River

Chief Sheldon Kent

Bloodvein

Chief Roland Hamilton

Brokenhead

Chief Deborah Smith

Buffalo Point

Chief Andrea Camp

Canupawakpa

Chief Viola Eastman

Dakota Plains

Chief Orville Smoke

Dakota Tipi

Chief Eric Pashe

Dauphin River

Chief John Stagg

Ebb and Flow

Chief Wayne Desjarlais

Gambler

Chief David Ledoux

Hollow Water

Chief Larry Barker

Keeseekoowenin

Chief Norman Bone

Kinonjeoshtegon

Chief Dave Traverse

Lake Manitoba

Chief Cornell McLean

Lake St. Martin

Chief Adrian Sinclair

Little Grand Rapids

Chief Raymond Keeper

Little Saskatchewan

Chief Hector Shorting

Long Plain

Chief Dennis Meeches

O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi

Chief Eugene Eastman

Pauingassi

Chief Michael Owens

Peguis

Chief Glenn Hudson

Pinaymootang

Chief Garnet Woodhouse

Pine Creek

Chief Karen Lynn Batson

Poplar River

Chief Vera Mitchell

Rolling River

Chief Michael McKay

Roseau River

Chief Craig Alexander

Sagkeeng

Chief Derrick Henderson

Sandy Bay

Chief Lance Roulette

Skownan

Chief Cameron Catcheway

Swan Lake

Chief Francine Meeches

Tootinaowaziibeeng

Chief Barry McKay

Waywayseecappo

Chief Murray Clearsky